What PD leaders and learners need to know about assessment reporting in high pressure accountability contexts

High-stakes accountability pressures can conflict with faculty implementation of best disciplinary and pedagogical practices (Meuwissen, 2017). In both public postsecondary and public K-12 education in the United States, the tension between, on the one hand, funding-  and policy-driven expectations at the state and institution levels … Continue readingWhat PD leaders and learners need to know about assessment reporting in high pressure accountability contexts

Toward a theory and practice of coaching higher ed faculty

Why re-imagine faculty professional learning? Among the three 2017-2021 strategic priorities of Colorado- and Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit higher education association EDUCAUSE is “reimagined professional learning.” By replacing the term professional development with professional learning in its vocabulary, CEO John O’Brien (2018) indicates the extent to … Continue readingToward a theory and practice of coaching higher ed faculty

Writing Math: Integrating Universal Design with “Social Turn” Writing Pedagogy

Teaching college writing involves teaching a broad range of applied skills to students from a broad range of backgrounds and intended future disciplines. This statement points to three ways in which the learning and teaching of college writing is an inherently problematized endeavor. The first … Continue readingWriting Math: Integrating Universal Design with “Social Turn” Writing Pedagogy

Redesigning the Blended Synchronous Peer Review Session

Click here for a 4 min. audio clip from a synchronous peer review session involving three students who used emailed drafts and live audio/video feed via WebEx. Twenty-first century college classrooms increasingly occupy digital spaces in which digital citizenship skills such as using online technologies … Continue readingRedesigning the Blended Synchronous Peer Review Session